Commonwealth Foundation http://wesa.fm en American Economic Growth and Unions http://wesa.fm/post/american-economic-growth-and-unions <p>Looking at America&rsquo;s economy today, Former U.S. Labor Secretary Robert Reich has pointed to the decline of unions as a contributor to the stagnation of American wages.</p><p>When unions are strong, is the economy strong?</p><p>Stephen Herzenberg, Executive Director of the <a href="http://keystoneresearch.org/">Keystone Research Center</a> says job growth and America&rsquo;s recovery from the great recession have been too slow. With the decline in unions over the past few decades, he says wages have been flattened and even declined since the recovery began. Wed, 16 Oct 2013 23:12:27 +0000 Heather McClain 18263 at http://wesa.fm Liquor Sales in PA: Modernize or Privatize? http://wesa.fm/post/liquor-sales-pa-modernize-or-privatize <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Many policy makers in the commonwealth are looking for ways to change the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board. But not all agree on what changes need to be made. State Senator </span><strong style="line-height: 1.5;">Jim Ferlo</strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> joins us to explain how he thinks the </span>PLCB<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> should be </span><a href="http://www.senatorferlo.com/ferlo-announces-25-co-sponsors-bipartisan-support-for-plcb-and-beer-sales-modernization-proposal" style="line-height: 1.5;">modernized</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">. &nbsp;And </span><strong style="line-height: 1.5;">Matthew Brouillette</strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, President and CEO of the public policy group, the Commonwealth Foundation explains his group's </span><a href="http://www.commonwealthfoundation.org/research/detail/principles-of-liquor-privatization" style="line-height: 1.5;">privatization </a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">approach, which the Corbett administration is in favor of.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Mon, 18 Mar 2013 02:16:36 +0000 Heather McClain 3454 at http://wesa.fm Liquor Sales in PA: Modernize or Privatize?